Real Food Kitchen Tour: Nourished and Nurtured

A warm welcome Project365(3) Day 10

Welcome to another edition of the Real Food Kitchen Tour. This week we're featuring Sarah Smith, author of Nourished and Nurtured

What's a Real Foodie?

A “real foodie” is someone who cooks “traditional” food. We cook stuff from scratch using real ingredients, like raw milk, grass-fed beef, eggs from chickens that run around outdoors, whole grains, sourdough and yogurt starters, mineral-rich sea salt, and natural sweeteners like honey and real maple syrup.

We don't use modern foods that are either fake, super-refined, or denatured. This includes modern vegetable oils like Crisco and margarine, soy milk, meat from factory farms, pasteurized milk from cows eating corn and soybeans, refined white flour, factory-made sweeteners like HFCS or even refined white sugar, or commercial yeast.

We believe in eating wholesome, nutrient-dense foods that come from nature. So we shop at farmer's markets or buy direct from the farmer, or we grow food in our own backyards.

This Week's Real Food Kitchen Tour: Sarah Smith,Nourished and Nurtured

This week I'm featuring Sarah Smith of the Nourished and Nurtured blog.

Sarah is an aerospace engineer turned homeschooling mama living in New Mexico. She and her family follow a WAPF slash GAPS diet.

She's only been blogging a short time but I think you're going to love her blog. It's full of great information, lots of yummy looking GAPS-legal recipes, and super cute pictures of her kids.

Nourished and Nurtured: Our Family
My Bundle of Joy

Blog Name: Nourished and Nurtured
Blog Author: Sarah Smith
How Long Blogging: 6 months
Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico
House or Apartment: House
Size of Kitchen: 10'X11′
Things You Love About Your Kitchen:I love the large peninsula that has plenty of room for me and my two little helpers. It is also great that the kitchen is open to the dining room and living room, so the kids are usually in line-of-sight while I'm working in the kitchen.
Things You Would Change: It would be nice if the kitchen was a little larger, especially so we could more easily get past the dishwasher when it is open. It would also be nice to have a pantry.
Favorite Tools & Gadgets: Immersion blender, Nesco dehydrator, gas stove, dishwasher, slow cooker, and extra large toaster oven (big enough to roast a chicken).
Biggest Challenges Cooking Real Food: Balancing time in the kitchen with other priorities is one of my biggest challenges, as real food cooking could easily take up all of my time.
Current Family Favorite Meal: Pork and cabbage stew, raw milk, and homemade ice cream.
Favorite Cookbooks:Nourishing Traditions and lots of online inspiration.

Here are some photos of Sarah's kitchen (with her comments in italics):

  Nourished and Nurtured: Family Favorites
The stove
Nourished and Nurtured:A Peek in the Freezer
A Peek in the Freezer
Nourished and Nurtured:Little Helpers
Little Helpers

I seem to always have a little helper or two with me in the kitchen.

Grain-free Blueberry Banana Muffins
Nourished and Nurtured:Yum!
There's a cutie in the kitchen

The big peninsula. The Nesco dehydrator, compost bucket, and large toaster oven are nestled under the cabinets, and there is a wonderfully large work area.

Nourished and Nurtured:Solar Cooker
Solar Cooker

The solar cooker, great for heating up lunch!

Leave it to an aerospace engineer to figure out how to work a solar cooker. Do tell, Sarah, where did you get this contraption and how do you use it?

Nourished and Nurtured:Bounty Abounds
Bounty Abounds
Nourished and Nurtured:Fruits of Labor
Fruits of Labor
Nourished and Nurtured:Tiny Chefs
Tiny Chefs
Nourished and Nurtured:Peek-a-boo

Pots, pans, the juicer, and kids! It's a tight fit.

Check Out the Previous Real Food Kitchen Tour Posts

Real Food Kitchen Tour: May All Seasons Be Sweet to Thee
Real Food Kitchen Tour: The Horting Family
Real Food Kitchen Tour: Hybrid Rasta Mama
Real Food Kitchen Tour: Granola Mom 4 God
Real Food Kitchen Tour: Real Food Devotee
Real Food Kitchen Tour: Real Food Forager
Real Food Kitchen Tour: The Leftover Queen
Real Food Kitchen Tour: Health Home & Happiness

Let Us Tour Your Kitchen

Are you a real foodie? Do you have a kitchen that you'd like to see featured on CHEESESLAVE?

Please email me at annmarie AT realfoodmedia dot com. Either send me a link to a Flickr set or email me your photos (minimum of 5, but more is better). Note: Please send me LARGE photos. Minimum 610 width. If they're too small, I can't use them.

Oh, and please send the answers to the above questions (at the very top of this post).

As much as I'd love to include all the photos I receive, I can't guarantee that I will use your photos in the series. I'm looking for creative, good quality photos.

Some ideas for photos:

  • Show us what's in your fridge or what's fermenting on your counter
  • Take some snaps of some of your favorite kitchen gadgets, or show us how you organize your spices
  • Got backyard chickens? Send some pics!
  • How about a lovely herb garden?
  • Kids or pets are always cute!
  • Try to include at least one photo of yourself, ideally in your kitchen

And no, you don't have to have a blog to be included in the tour.

Photo credit: A warm welcome Project365(3) Day 10 by Keith Williamson, on Flickr

Find Me Online

Ann Marie Michaels

I have 25 years of experience in digital and online media & marketing. I started my career in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles, working at some of the world’s top ad agencies. In 2007, after my first child was born, I started this little food blog which I grew to over 250K monthly unique website visitors and over 350K social media followers. For nearly 15 years, I've helped my audience of mostly moms and women 25-65 cook for their families and live a healthier lifestyle.

 The year after I started the blog, I founded a blog network in the health & wellness space called Village Green Network. I started the company on my coffee table and bootstrapped the business to over $1.3 million in annual revenue within 5 years. During that time, I helped a number of our bloggers become six figure earners. After being censored on almost every social media platform for telling the After being censored on almost every social media platform from Facebook and Instagram to Pinterest and Twitter, and being deplatformed on Google, I am now deployed as a digital soldier, writing almost exclusively about politics on my blog Because who can think about food when we are fighting the second revolutionary war and third world war? Don't worry, there will be more recipes one day. After the war is over.

28 thoughts on “Real Food Kitchen Tour: Nourished and Nurtured

  1. Love her blog! She’s provided me with a great wealth of recipes & information since she started blogging and just the other day I was thinking I’d love to see her kitchen & how she does it! Glad she was featured!

  2. I was wondering if I could freeze things in the tomato past jars I’m accumulating. Now I know!

    We have a solar cooker and it’s great. We bought ours online.

  3. Oh those pictures of your babies are just adorable! The one of your sweet little girl and her bounty of berries is too precious!!

    I’m also curious about the solar cooker — we have a fully solar-powered home but use a gas oven range. Would be nice to rig something up to help reduce our gas usage!

    1. I am jealous! A fully solar powered home? I’ve told my hubby that’s what I want. I hope to get there one day.

  4. We didn’t want to spend any money on the solar cooker, so we built it ourselves using cardboard and aluminum foil. We got the plans here:

    For the pot, I’m just using the black pot that came with my Crock-pot.

    It works great for heating things in the middle of the day, like at lunch time. Dinner time is a little tougher; if it gets much past 6pm we start to lose a lot of the heat. But I have yet to optimize the cooker by insulating the pot with a plastic bag, so that might make all the difference in the world.

    Thanks Ann Marie!

  5. I LOVE the solar cooker!!! That would be so wonderful to have on hot days when you don’t want to heat up the house!! Lovely home and beautiful children!!!

  6. Sarah,
    I just had to come back to tell you that I’ve spent about two hours on your blog tonight (could easily spend more) and absolute love it!! I’m so grateful for all the GAPS information and recipes and just love the style and feel of your blog!!

  7. Love that she included a picture of the solar oven in use. My girls and I have been planning to make one. Here is the search result on when I search “solar oven” – lots of great images that link to various sites:

    And another great one:

    Afilliated with neither, just sharing. I’m so enjoying your blog…thanks for taking the time.

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